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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August I - August 7, 1997 - 87 Take a leisurely stroll on the technical side For you technical folks who share a love of the outdoors, may I suggest a lisurely stroll through the web site of the Delaware De- partment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The site includes everything from fishing updates (you should still read the Cape Gazette fishing report) to composting informa- tion, lists of endangered species and hunting regulations. From as- bestos to state parks to recycling, it's one of the better designed web sites I've seen. The address for the site is Don't be intimidated by the Internet, it's ac- tually very easy to use and the site is friendly, even for someone as notoriously wary of technology as myself. The site is 'relatively new, hav- ing gone on line earlier this year. Here's what DNREC Secretary Christophe Tulou has to say to welcome site users. "Welcome to the Delaware Department of Nat- ural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC's) home page, your on line connection to infor- mation at will help you find your way around our agency. "Whether you are an angler looking for an update on fishing regulations, a student doing a re- port on water pollution, a nature lover seeking a new state park to visit or simply a citizen who wants to fred out what DNREC is doing to manage and conserve the natural resources of Delaware for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations, you should be able to disco,er what you are looking forat one of our links." Here's what you would find if you clicked on endangered species, a list of species which are either threatened or endangered in Delaware. q'he list includes: the Cape Region Fishing Report OUTDOORS Mike Short sperm whale, Delmarva fox squir- rel (which has been re-introduced to Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge), the blue whale, finback whale, humpback whale, sei whale and right whale, hawksbill sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, tiger sala- mander, kemp's ridley sea turtle, bog turtle, cape's gray treefrog, barking treefrog, peregrine falcon, brown pelican, bald eagle, short- nose sturgeon (a nearly prehistoric fish), piping plover, loggerhead turtle and the green turtle. Kids don't go fishing Last week's column mentioned a fishing trip for children of police officers who died in the line of du- ty. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and Thursday's driving rainstorm forced the trip to be cancelled. The children are members of COPS (Concerns of Police Sur- vivors) and The Fisherman Maga- zine sponsored the planned trip, which was part of the children's visit to Camp Barnes. The trip couldn't be rescheduled because the children were on a tight schedule, but the Fisherman may try to sponsor another trip next year. TIDES Indian River Rehoboth Roosevelt Oak Inlet Beach Inlet Orchard 8/2 8/3 8/5 10"391 3:49 8/600 9:58 13:46 i1:0314149 12:461 7:18 Surf fishing clinic still on tap R & R Sports Center continues to offer free surf fishing clinics every Tuesday morning. Don Myrer teaches the clinic and Myr- er knows his stuff. This week's clinic drew about eight or so to listen to Myrer discuss knots, tackle, shock leaders and sinker weights. The clinic starts at 8 a.m. and it's well worth your time. White Marlin Open begins Next week marks the 24th An- nual White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Md. Saying this is another tournament is like saying Picasso was a fair to middling house painter. The tournament is billed as the world's largest billfish tour- nament. The five-day tournament begins August 4 and awarded $750,000 last year. Offshore fishing sizzling; Delaware Bay producing mixed results By Michael Short Delaware Bay Fishing remains solid in Delaware Bay, good on the surf and sizzling for tuna and offshore action. R & R Sports Center reports ex- cellent continued trout fishing with good and improved flounder catches in the Delaware Bay. Trout have moved to the edges of the Anchorage and shipping chan- nel from the Outer Wall up to the Crossledge. R & R reports trout are becom- ing nocturnal. Larger trout are coming off the Outer Wall and similar structure. Squid, clams and peeler crabs (when available) on top and bottom aqua-clear rigs have been hot. Glenn Odor had a limit of trout and flounder from G Buoy while Tom Coarle and Gary Stewart re- ported steady action at Brandy- wine Lighthouse. Marty Cross and friends had a limit of trout from Flounder Alley and nearly a limit of flounder with few throw backs. Rich Jackson limited out on trout and included blues and flounder in the mix while fishing at 14 Foot Light. But the Delaware Bay catch of the week may have been a beautiful 7.02 pound flounder caught this week by Loretta Deren. Lewes Harbour reported that croakers have showed up off Indi- an River on open bottom. The croakers have been anticipated and they are being caught as part of mixed bag of bottom fishing with sea bass and smallish trout. East of the Lower Middle area is being reported as one of the bet- ter trout fishing spots in Delaware Bay right now. There are also a few flounder being reported inside the Outer Wall. Much of the fishing is not spec- tacular, but there are some nice catches being reported. One of the best is a two-and-a-quarter pound croaker, a very nice fish, caught at the Outer Wall by John Gunder- man. The croaker was the only croaker caught and was part of a mixed bag of trout and flounder. Freshwater Pauline Wilson at Wilson's Sunshine Marina said minnows and nightcrawlers continue to Loretta Deren caught this 7.02 pound flounder this week in Delaware Bay. The flounder, which looked more like a small halibut, was weighed in at R & R Sports Center. produce a variety of catfish, pan- fish, carp and bass in the Broadkill River area. Indian River Tom Farrow, Charlie Reggerio BUMPER STICKERS 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER Green & Blaci on White Vinyl Red. Green & Blac# on White Vinyl Red. Green & 81ac on White Vinyl Red. Green & 81acle on White Vinyl #1 For F,'ee C, olf (',ift Brochure C.all 1-800-441-8498 $3 each or 2 for $5 -Send Check or M0nev Order to: Hole In One P.O. 8ox 649. /.ewes, /)E 19958 and Brent Moore kept six striped bass from 15 to 20 pounds and re- leased many more from Indian River Inlet. Tom Farrow took four stripers from Indian River with the fish weighing up to 24.5 pounds. Striper fishing remains good at the inlet on plugs, eels, bucktails or sand fleas. Old Inlet Bait & Tackie's Kevin Roberson reports that besides the striped bass, there are also some pretty nice trout catches being made at the inlet on "Christmas tree" grubs and bucktails. Rober- son said bluefish are being caught sometimes on the incoming tide, Continued on page 88 Sports Fans! I BET :YOU DIDN'T I00IOW IL, nugla to you by Kelly RIW, I ; On e of the most incredible baseball records cA all-tima was set by Shoeless Joel Jackson who had season batting avemgea in the major leagues cA 387, .408, .395, .3" 354 and.;382 -- AND NEVER WON A BAT- TING TITLEL.. Jackson compiled those aver' ages in the Amedcan League starting in 19i0, but every season when he had such high averages, someone else had a batter one... 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